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. but on friday an asteroid is going to come really close to earth. but as carl azuz explains nasa says there's nothing to worry about. asteroid 2012 da14 is about half the size of a football field, and it's headed right for us, or right near us, but before you start worrying about this. >> it's a meteor shower. >> reporter: know that nasa says this: >> the close approach of this object 2012 da14 on february 15th in nothing to worry about. its orbit is very well known, we know exactly where it's going to go, and it cannot heat the earth. >> reporter: with concerns about the end of the world put to rest, lets check out some science on this bad boy. first of, the asteroid is cruising along its 17,455 miles per hour. that's fast. but not as fast as rockets have to go in order to escape earth gravity and get in the space. speaking of gravity, it's going to give the asteroid a little extra pull as it passes by. so, as this thing is closer to earth, it's actually going to get faster. just how close is da14 going to get when it passes by on february 15th? more than 17,000 miles away from the planet.
a little over half hour ago and nasa says it's the closest one of its kind to approach our planet. we did a little digging to get more information on it. it's known as 2012-d.a. 14. the asteroid is 150 feet and destined for earth's backyard. experts say this is not to be confused with russia's meteor. >> the european space agency has run the videotape backwards tracing the trajectory of this object and it doesn't seem to have a direct relationship between d.a.-14. >> reporter: before you start recalling 1998's film "armageddon," think again. it's not going to impact earth. >> we can say with great confidence there is no chance of it hitting the earth. >> reporter: as far as asteroids go, this is a little one. the one that wiped out dinosaurs was six miles across. nasa says the asteroid will miss us by 17,200 miles. to put that in perspective, that's closer than the television satellites beaming your signal right now. researchers hope this asteroid can help them learn how to avoid collisions with larger ones, which could destroy the earth. >> we'll
up to look for the remains of the meteorite. nasa can track objects if they are big enough but the agency did not know this was coming there is so much stuff out there scientists are working to change that by building and launching a satellite that would track what is called "near earth objects." >> nasa is emphasizing that there is no connection between the meteor over russia and a huge asteroid making a close trip across earth. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so large. it is half 9 size of a football field. oakland space and science there is has a telescope viewing party at 7:00 tonight and nasa is broadcasting it on the web site at abc7news.com under "see it on tv." >> there was chaos in san francisco resulting in a shooting and chase and multi-car pileup. we are joined from 5th and mission to plain how this unfolded. cornell? >> stolen car suspect behind bars this morning after causing a major accident after a police chase right here at 5th and mission streets. police cleared the scene but they say the driver of a stole
unrelated to the asteroid known as 2012-da14. nasa says it will pass within about 17,000 miles of earth around 1:25 this morning our time -- 11:25 this morning our time. a special viewing party is planned in oakland at the chabot space and science center. they will have telescopes to see it and scientists and astronauts to talk about it, as well. the party starts at 7 p.m. >>> thousands of passengers are grateful to be on dry land. their cruise from hell is over. carnival cruise lines is working overtime to fix its public relations nightmare. ines ferre with the passengers who won't forget being stranded at sea with overflowing toilets and food shortages. >>> reporter: passengers aboard cruise liner triumph celebrated as the ship was towed into port. for many, buses were waiting to carry them to louisiana and texas but even the thought of a 7 hour bus ride couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of being back on land. [ beep beep ] >> reporter: passengers are family and friends waiting for them pier had more immediate plans. >> i'm in hungry and in
town on the same day as nasa saying an asteroid is going to fly by earth. are the two connected? we'll tell you coming up. >> and shots ring out in a wild chase through the streets of san francisco. the crash ending involving a town car and a taxicab. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ ♪ [ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. >>> hundreds hurt when a meteor slams into russia. >> the size of a house. >> it was a sunrise of biblical proportions, a sky full of fire and brimstone. >> home at last, passengers from that crippled cruise ship final
as a large asteroid makes it very close trip pass the art. these are nasa radar images and illustrations of * d a 14. the 150 m diameter rocks is going to pass so close to earth, that it will be even closer than some satellites! nasa says that it will be the best opportunity " never " to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about astroid past predictions. no need to worry, though, nasa scientists say that it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say and ask for this size would cause an expulsion equivalent to 82 and a half megaton bomb. we will be right back. >> here are the afternoon highs. is going to be a nice day. it will be 69 degrees impala alto. fairfield will be popping out at 70 degrees. bridgman will be at 67 degrees. it will be 71 degrees for santa rosa. your kron 47 day around the bay highlights that warmer weather will be for the weekend and we may see some light rain as we head into next tuesday and wednesday. >> we're not tracking any hot spots but here is your bridge to check. the drive times are still from 18 to 20 minutes. the san mateo bri
. >> thank you. it could be comforting to know nasa is emphasizing there is in connection between that meteor over russia and a huge steroid making a very close trip beyond earth today. these are images from nasa she, the asteroid, and it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so large, and it is half the side of a football field. oakland's center is hosting a telescope viewing party starting at 7:00 tonight. nasa is broadcasting the fly by on its site at abc7news.com under "see it on tv." extra happy to be awake this morning. >> if you have trouble picturing half a football field, people saying it is the sides of an olympic swimming fool -- pool coming by earth. >> it is cool or warm? >> it is warmer. dry. clear. offshore breeze kicked in yesterday and chased away the clouds. one area only has fog at 1.5 mile visibility in santa rosa. get ready for a warmer than average day and mid-60's the scene coast and upper 60's to mid-70's around the bay and inland. how the commute? >> relaxing. 5:32 on friday morning everything is looking good. if you travel from pleasan
larger asteroid that had been tracked. nasa officials say the two were unrelated but serve as reminders that our solar system is a dangerous place. reporting live, john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >> a close encounter of another kind today. the asteroid that was just passing by earth, we'll show it to you and tell you how close it came coming up at 5:30. >> within the last hour we learned new information on the final deadly confrontation between law enforcement and christopher dorner. authorities late this afternoon confirmed that dorner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. he killed himself as police pumped tear gas into the cabin he was hiding in. that brought to an end the massive man hunt. dorner is accused of killing four people as part of a revenge campaign after being fired from the longs police department. >>> a frightening hatchet attack. rob roth tells us what happened to the two people inside. one of whom was sound asleep when it started. >> reporter: police say two men are recovering in the hospital after being attacked inside their home with a hatchet. 27th street near
to earth. this is video of nasa tracking the asteroid as it moves across the sky -- it is about the size of a football field. at its closest point, the asteroid, which is named 20-12 d-a-14, was just more than 17-thousand miles above the earth's surface. that's lower than some satellites. and while it's too far away to see with naked eye -- there is at least one spot you can go to check it out tonight. we'll show you where -- coming up at 5:30 will you could certainly see the sun out there for today is shining brightly. warm temperatures around the bay area. it is in the '70s in many locations. san francisco not a cloud in the sky. temperatures in san francisco at 70 degrees. low '70's in a lot of places. '70s for a sunnyvale and san jose. 75 degrees in oakland. absolutely beautiful day today. it's going to hang out for most of the weekend. in the meantime look for clear skies tonight. a little bit of patchy fog and a warm day tomorrow but another warm day look for highs in the '70s. things will be pulled down in san francisco but still a warm day. and a few minutes will share next week.
is at the nasa ames center in mountain view this morning to talk to us more about the meteor and then also the timing of it all because a big space rock is headed toward earth. >> reporter: yes, that's exactly right, frank and michelle. to every you go more information about that meteor though, russian scientists say that meteor entered earth's atmosphere about 33,000 miles per hour and hit the ground. more than 700 people are recovering from the meteor's shockwaves that fall caused explosions that broke glass over a wide area and it caught most people off guard. >> terrified. i just hit the snooze bar on my iphone for another nine minutes of sleep and all of a sudden, i fell back asleep and i hear this loud bang! >> reporter: now, this comes on the same day an asteroid known as 2012da14 is headed towards earth. it will make the closest fly-by of an object its size. the meteor and the asteroid are not related. it's coincidence that they are both happening in the same time frame. researchers say this asteroid is not expected to make an impact on earth.
are in a higher orbit than that, but unlike the russian meteor, nasa did see this space rock coming. >> nasa's currently studying about 9,000 of these near-earth asteroids. about 1,800 of them are fairly large and those are of very particular interest to us. >> now, overnight a bright flash was spotted streaking above the bay area sky. you might have seen it. and as the sky lit up, so did the phones in our newsroom. e-mails and tweets came pouring into kpix5. check that out. people concerned about a streak of light in the sky, and this youtube user posted this video of what may be a bright blue flash over the peninsula. we haven't been able to confirm the accuracy of that video, but, again, it was posted on youtube overnight from santa clarita to fairfield, facebook and twitter users reported seeing some type of flash just before 8:00 p.m. and nasa tells us there's no connection between the three of them, it was simply a cosmic coincidence. now, brian, you study these sorts of things. what's going on? it was kind of weird in 24 hours we saw all this. >> i
,200 miles of earth's surface but then cruise safely back into space. >> reporter: nasa says it is the largest to fly this close to earth since the agency started keeping track. while the experts say it won't hit the earth, 130,000 metric tons of flying mass still makes people a little nervous. >> an impact by an object the size that will pass next week happens about every 1,200 years. >> reporter: to understand the true impact of asteroids striking earth, you have to travel back 66 million years. that's the time frame researchers at uc berkeley have newly pinpointed as the demise of the dinosaurs. >> the dinosaurs we think are wiped out around 66.043 million years ago. that's to within about 320,000 years. >> reporter: in a paper published this week, the group noted along with volcanos, the final nail in the dinosaur coffin likely fell from space. >> one is that an asteroid slammed into the earth. that wiped out the dinosaurs and a lot of life on earth. >> reporter: next friday's asteroid path isn't expected to be quite as spectacular but oakland space center will offer the
that was gunned down. and tim cook, and a nasa employee known as mohawk guy, there he is. he gained the nickname with the launch of the mars rover, curiosity. you can watch the state of the union dress tomorrow at 5:45. >> the governor of texas is making big claims, he said that the conservative state has knocked california off the perch as the nation's business leader. governor rick perry made the comments to the mercury news, this week he has meetings in san francisco, silicone valley and los angeles. he is trying to lure businesses to the sunshine state by show casing their best qualities. in the interview of course perry reportedly took shots at governor jerry brown and said, austin is posed to be the next silicone valley. and jerry brown said it was a cheap gimmick. >> a man is suing the coast guard for his pilots license. he is blamed for causing the worst oil spill in the san francisco bay in the decade when he crashed into the bay bridge. he was at fault and his pilot's license was in the process of being revoked. instead, he retired. his credentials were valid to 2010. the coast guard r
and it will be to bright out, but nasa is planning on streaming video of the flyby over the internet. da 14 is expected to pass by the earth friday morning around 11:30am pacific time. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news no audio... >> pam: take a look at this! a massive pillow fight breaks out in the middle of san francisco. it's an annual valentine's day tradition. hundreds of people gathered at justin herman plaza on market street. all to hit one another with pillows. this is not technically a city - sanctioned event, but this will be the 8th year in a row it has happened. last year's clean - up cost the city thousands of dollars. now let's get back over to anny. >> overnight, we're expecting clear skies and if minimal fog no problems for your morning commute. it will still be warm. the weekend will look cooler. by sunday but that showers will be there for next week. 52 degrees in oakland. 40's in santa rosa, and the north bay. temperatures will be in the lower 50s as we get toward around 70 degrees. here is a look at the satellite & radar. that offshore flow with the western wind from lan
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to discover more asteroids than earth-based telescopes have over the past 30 years. nasa has reportedly found most of the big asteroids that could wipe out mankind, but the smaller ones that could take out cities or regions, we only know about 1% of those. the goal for sentinel is to find those, and if we have several years warning scientists believe we could deflected any earth-bound rocks away from us. the bottom line, they don't want us to be blind-sided like we were yesterday when a large ten-ton meteor barrelled across the sky in siberia, traveling 59 more than 30,000 miles per hour, creating a shockwave that blew out windows and knocked down part of a factory. more than 1,000 people were injured. also yesterday, a 150-foot asteroid gave earth a close shave, passing 17,000 miles above the planet's surface. what's unnerve being that one, astronomers discovered it last year, too late do us any good if it was going to hit us. the asteroid gods treated the bay area to an amazing light show last night this is video of a fireball streaking across our sky around 8:00 in the evening. today the a
and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >> pam: nasa's shuttle program is gone, but satellites are still blasting off into space. the latest one took off this afternoon from vandenberg air force base in california. it's expected to provide nasa and the u-s geological survey with pictures of the earth's surface for the next 40 years. the images collected can be used to assist in urban planning, disaster recovery and help monitor water and you're on timeout leo! back. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. ♪ (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> reporter: the average price is $3.99. that is up nearly 37¢. some of the reasons i found out our refinery shutdown and the switch over to the summer blend. the prices could continue to climb for the month of february and stabilize for the month of march. >> in san jose, copper wire thieves are becoming more brazen. with nearly $4 per pound. this is contributing to a year regular traffic patterns.
>> astronomers will be glued to a large asteroid makes a very close trip past earth! these are nasa radar images and illustrations of the asteroid. the 150-meter diameter rock is going to pass so close to earth, it will be even closer than some satellites! no need to worry, though; nasa scientists say it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say an asteroid this size would cause an explosion equivalent to a two-and-a-half megaton bomb. >> coming up your complete sports... the bay area market ranked only 28th in super bowl television ratings despite the 49ers participation. have the giants. with two world series titles in three years. passed up the 49ers as the number-one team in the bay area? speaking of the giants. spring training is here and there will be a lot of eyes on the progress of tim lincecum. who had a subpar regular season but was great out of the bullpen in the postseason. will he ever regain his old form as a starter? and if not could a relief role. possibly as a closer. be in his future? third baseman pablo sandoval was obviously fantastic in the world series. but. like l
that will pass closer than some satellites to the earth. nasa says it is will be the best opportunity ever to witness a near miss but bright sunlight will keep the golden state from seeing it. nasa says there is no need to worry. it will definitely not hit earth. that's good to know. >> 150 meters, that would put a hole in the earth. >> too bad we can't see it. it would be a great show, right, elizabeth. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> it is. what were you talking about? [ laughter ] >> an asteroid! >> oh, okay. got cla. i have been thinking about fog. i have a foggy brain. >>> it's all over the bay area this morning. you can see it in spots towards the bay bridge toll plaza. we were actually just getting word of an accident now. unfortunately it's on the skyway section sounds like it's on the other side of the bridge westbound 80 by the 101 connector so heads up. we don't have major details now but it sounds like possibly lanes blocked. they also turned on the metering lights. that's why we are starting to see delays in the cash and fastrak lanes and we
of mosquito to about 50%. they say they are not transmitting the west nile virus. >>> nasa will stream the astroid's approach starting 9:00 pacific time. it is the closest to ever get to earth and they say it is the size of the white house. >> that is pretty good moving passed us. >> sal, is traffic moving fast out there? >> it is in many areas, dave and pam, we are looking at 280 north and south and you can go as fast as you legally can, no major problems on the sunole grade and i am not showing you the dense fog, at 5:57, let's go pack to the desk. >>> a deadly shooting on an elementary school campus, what we are learning about the young victim and how he was well- known in the area. >>> luring businesses away? we will tell you more about
of an atomic bomb, injuring a thousand people. nasa says the meteor was the size of a building and moving at 40,000 miles an hour. >> the repeat occurrence, it definitely has me up here. >> what do you know about asteroids? >> i know they can be dangerous. >> another asteroid is passing close to the earth. the closest any asteroid has ever gotten to the earth. they got a fuzzy dot on video screen, 17,000 miles is so close that astronomers says the earth's gravity is bending its path. >> it has some potential but not an immediate potential of hitting the earth. >> a lot of activity in the past 24 hours but astronomers say it's a wonderful coincidence. >> katie: if you snapped a picture of last night's meteor we would love to see it. send it to ureport. >>> it certainly unlikely that a meteor would hit your house, but if it did are you covered by insurance. michael finney got some answers. >> that is one of the things that is covered under your homeowner's insurance policy. it doesn't happen that often but it is something that would be covered. >> kelly, an insurance industry spokesman, damage fr
damaged, and more than a million square feet of glass shattered the size of 20 football fields. nasa says it's the biggs meteor to hit the earth in more than 100 years. one piece is believed to created a huge hole in this frozen lake. drivers are searching for fragments. meteor hunters would like to get their hands on a piece of the rofnlgt it could be pretty valuable, depending hundred big it is. >> there's no doubt that millions and million of dollars in value, pieces, fell to the earth. >> hours after the meteor hit russia, scientists said the asteroid missed the earth by only 17,000 miles, coming closer than satellites and late friday night, fire ball lit up the sky over san francisco. it turn out to be a meteor or shooting star, nothing to do with the one in russia. >> ama: new at 11:00, an east bay man suffered only minor cuts after losing control of his brand new motorcycle and slamming into a house. the incident happened in antioch this evening. police said the man was on his driveway, doing some sort of maneuver with the bike, when he lost control. the 2013 harley davidson smashe
from nasa? >> we've been to nasa. they treat us like we're a bunch of space ka deads. but this could be a game-changer. >> why is it important? >> it's important because we need an insurance poll i. inevitably we're going to need one. it's inevitable. we need to have an early warning system and president obama had stated that a priority would be to land on an asteroid that. could help to focus our efforts to not just land on an asteroid but to deflect an asteroid. so bruce willis watch out. >> if we did know about this asteroid, is there anyway to take it out before we head toward earth? >> we don't want it to come to earth. what we need to do is nudge it or push it when it's farther out. that would take a few decades to get a booster asteroid on it. >> early detection would make a difference too. >> early detection is the key to it took years to build this business. the moment my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis started getting in the way that was it... it was time for a serious talk with my dermatologist. this time, he prescribed humira-adalimumab. humi
the size of a 15 story building. sun light will obscure the event but nasa will stream the fly by at 11:00 p.m. >>> valentine's day in san francisco always means one thing a huge pillow fight. it is just getting started and ktvu's mike mibach right there in the middle of all of it. >> reporter: it is the calm before the storm of the great pillow fight on valentine's day here in san francisco. it takes place right here in justin herman plaza. the official kickoff is around 6:00 p.m. they will hear the bells ringing and as soon as they hear the bells go it is game on as folks will start slugging away with their pillose. quit the selection. white, brown, pink. lot of costumes as well. talk about your experience. >> first timer. >> what brings you out? >> this is my friend. i am going to find my female tonight. >> reporter: why? >> facebook. she was talking about it today and i wasn't doing anything for valentine's day because i am single. >> reporter: do you have a technique? >> yeah. hold two hands and bring it across. >> reporter: you will have fun. is it chet? >> yeah. >> costume? >> i
that happens to wander into its pass although nasa has calculated it out and we don't think that's going to happen. >> reporter: tonight on the streets of oakland some sky watchers knew about the asteroid. while scientists are ruled out a collision this time, they're asking for more funding to catalog those objects. >> let's say there was one heading to the earth that we knew about and there was going to be an impact. we want as much time as possible to prepare for that event. >> reporter: despite how close the asteroid will pass it will not be visible to the unaided eye. this observation deck will be ohm from #: -- 7:00 to 10:00 to see that asteroid. christien kafton, ktvu news. >>> some people were injured during a collision. one car was trying to pass another and cross the center line. they say the driver hit another vehicle coming in the opposite direction. police say none of the injuries were serious and they do not believe that alcohol played a hole in -- played a role in the crash. >>> this video shows an armed robbery at a jewelry store in san francisco on west portal avenue. po
into its pass although nasa has calculated it out and we don't think that's going to happen. >> reporter: tonight on the streets of oakland some sky watchers knew about the asteroid. while scientists are ruled out a collision this time, they're asking for more funding to catalog those objects. >> let's say there was one heading to the earth that we knew about and there was going to be an impact. we want as much time as possible to prepare for that event. >> reporter: despite how close the asteroid will pass it will not be visible to the unaided eye. this observation deck will be ohm from #: -- 7:00 to 10:00 to see that asteroid. christien kafton, ktvu news. >>> some people were injured during a collision. one car was trying to pass another and cross the center line. they say the driver hit another vehicle coming in the opposite direction. police say none of the injuries were serious and they do not believe that alcohol played a hole in -- played a role in the crash. >>> this video shows an armed robbery at a jewelry store in san francisco on west portal avenue. police say they arrested
know. there might be a television satellite that happens to wonder into it path. although nasa has calculated we don't think it will happen. >> reporter: the asteroid is supposed to come by earth at 11:25 a.m. pacific time. it's not supposed come by here until 7:00 tonight. the next time this asteroid will come close to earth is 2046. it's not visible to the naked eye. but if you want to check it out the chabot space and science center will be open tonight. >>> time is 5:02. over night news san francisco police are investigating a frightening incident involving a stolen car. there was a chase, a crash, and gunfire. ktvu tara moriarty is here to tell us the chase ended with a multicar crash right on a busy downtown section. tara. >> reporter: it took quite awhile for the reconstruction team to figure out how this accident happened. it was pretty complex. you can see behind me even though the scene has be cleared it's still messy with medical supplies and oil and tire marks on the road. just before 10:00 last night someone stole a black town car. >> there was surveillance until they
in oakland. >> reporter: you're looking at video taken by nasa showing a 150-foot asteroid as seen from australia this morning coming closer to earth than any rock its size. >> it sounded like a safeway, a supermarket, or an olympic sized swimming pool in size. the mass is 130,000 metric tons, which is equivalent to 60,000 suvs, so, you know, it's a big piece of rock. >> reporter: but the much anticipated asteroid is getting overshadowed by a smaller meteor that actually made its way to earth. these incredible images show the ten ton meteor floating over russia smashing windows and injuring hundreds. but experts say the cosmic rock completely unrelated to the da-14 asteroid. >> it's actually been a double whammy day. a lot of interesting things going on. but it is just a coincidence. it's not marking the beginning of a rain of asteroids coming at us. >> i'm thankful for that. >> reporter: all the cosmic activity catching the attention of glenn rivera who recently had a close encounter with a meteor ite when one hit his neighbor's roof on his birthday in october. he still has a chunk of
with the power of an atomic bomb, injuring more than 1,000 people, mostly from broken glass. n.a.s.a. said the meteor was about the size of a building and moving at 40,000 miles per hour. >> the recent occurrences isly what makes it interesting. it's definitely what has we up here. >> what do you know about astroids? >> i know they can be dangerous. >> meanwhile another astroid is passing very close to the earth. it's the closest any astroid has ever gotten to the earth. stargazers came out to get a glimpse of a fuzzy dot on a video screen. 17,000 miles seems like a long distance but it's so close the earth that astronomers see hits gravity has the potential of change its path. >> astronomers say it's a wonderful coincidence. reporting from the space and science center in oakland, i'm allen wong, abc7 news. >> if you snapped a picture of last night's youor, we would love to see it. just send it to us. >> if a meteor hit your home, are you covered by an insurance? michael finney got some answers. >> it is one of the things definitely covered under the homeowners policy. a lot of people does
bomb, injuring more than 1,000 people, mostly from broken glass. n.a.s.a. said the meteor was about the size of a building and moving at 40,000 miles per hour. >> the recent occurrences is probably what makes it interesting. it's definitely what has we up here. >> what do you know about astroids? >> i know they can be dangerous. >> meanwhile another astroid is passing very close to the earth. it's the closest any astroid has ever gotten to the earth. stargazers came out to get a glimpse of a fuzzy dot on a video screen. 17,000 miles seems like a long distance, but it's so close the earth that astronomers see hits gravity has the potential of pending it's path. >> astronomers say it's a wonderful coincidence. reporting from the space and science center in oakland, i'm allen wong, abc7 news. >> if you snapped a picture of last night's meteor, we would love to see it. just send it to us. u report at kgo-tv.com. >> it's certainly unlikely that a meteor would ever hit your home, but if it did, are you covered by an insurance? michael finney got some answers. >> it is one of the things de
crashing to earth. tonight we learned from nasa it was traveling at 46,000 miles per hour when it crashed. now no, sirly as fast -- now nearly as fast people on the internet are trying to make money on their finds. >> reporter: the meteor exploded in midair. the force of 30 hiroshima bombs. it scattered glass across the region and scattering fragments worth big money for anyone who finds them. tonight scientists have confirmed the first fragments found near this hole in a frozen lake where a big chunk landed. media says it is worth 100 to 100,000 depending on size. already they are showing up on ebay. this one is going for $4090. this one is going -- $490 and this one under a thousand. notice how they don't look anything alike? >> that's it right there? >> reporter: he found a tiny rock he thinks is part of the meteor. he found it on the frozen lake. the hole has become something of a tourist attraction. people streaming in to see it for themselves. more conspiracy folks have suggested this is an american rocket attack or an alien space invasion. but others have found a more divine interp
that massive meteor that came crashing to earth. tonight we learned from nasa it was traveling at 46,000 miles per hour when it crashed. now no, sirly as fast -- now nearly as fast people on the internet are trying to make money on their finds. >> reporter: the meteor exploded in midair. the force of 30 hiroshima bombs. it scattered glass across the region and scattering fragments worth big money for anyone who finds them. tonight scientists have confirmed the first fragments found near this hole in a frozen lake where a big chunk landed. media says it is worth 100 to 100,000 depending on size. already they are showing up on ebay. this one is going for $4090. this one is going -- $490 and this one under a thousand. notice how they don't look anything alike? >> that's it right there? >> reporter: he found a tiny rock he thinks is part of the meteor. he found it on the frozen lake. the hole has become something of a tourist attraction. people streaming in to see it for themselves. more conspiracy folks have suggested this is an american rocket attack or an alien space invasion. but others have f
? nasa says it was likely a meteor. not a space rock that streaked across skies over russia where 1,000 are recovering from injuries. the damage estimate for that, $33 million. and that happened on the same day that an asteroid half the size of a football field did a drive-by, passing 17,000 miles above earth. dr. hakin oleshegy is a scientist at the florida institute of technology and spokesperson for the science channel. nice to have you with us this morning. >> good morning. i'm happy to be here. >> first we need to clear up a few thing. initially we were calling that space rock in russia a meteorite. but it actually of an asteroid as well as the other one. >> well, you know, the naming of these rocks is kind of interesting, right? this object originated in the asteroid belt, so it is an asteroid. when it became streaking through our skies, we call it a meteor. then when it became a fireball, we called it a bolide. when the part hit the ground, fragments, we call those meteorites. >> i think i followed all that. >> yeah. >> you started off with the fact that it came from the aste
million mission is managed by nasa and the u.s. geological survey. >> similolorlar energy >> consider some of the claim is available, but makers of solar panels are dealing with had asa hazardous waste problem. >> state records show that 44 manufacturing facilities in california produced 46.5 million lbs. of hazardous waste from 2007 to the first half of 2011. roughly 97 percent of it was taken to in-state waste still is, but more than 1.4 million lbs. was transported out of state. >> the number of cases of asthma in children is on the rise across them cross country. nearly one in 10 children now suffer from the disease. here in the bay area so the highest concentrations of as much are the same areas where pollution concerns are the highest. in alameda county, the as my escalation rate is nearly twice the state average and the third highest in california. >> three people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for discovery channel show a loss angeles county. it happened early yesterday at polsa rows of red and city of acton. >> authorities say all three people died aboard the heli
it passes by earth tomorrow morning but you will be able to watch the historic site online. nasa will stream the approach starting at 9:00 a.m. at pacific time. the fly-by is expected to be the closest an asteroid has ever come to earth. it will be -- it will be about 17,000 miles from earth. the closest will be in indonesia. astronomers say it's about the size of a white house. >> that's a big boy. >> yeah, it is pretty big. >>> 7:54. >>> steve and i have been on fog patrol. we went on the air at 4:30 we've been watching it for hours now. steve will talk about the fog. but visibility is improving for drivers. if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza, that even looks a little bit better. the fog was pretty low at one point. it's backed under for about a 25 to 30-minute delay. that's your live drive time there. once you get on the bridge, another 12 to 15 minutes on the span. also, contra costa county is beginning to get slower. traffic time is way down from pleasant hill to walnut creek in danville and alamo. let's go to steve. >>> we still have areas of fog. other locations are alrea
has been investigating nasa for the past four years. the congressmen say the u.s. attorney's office in northern californ wants to bring criminal charges, but has been blocked by the justice department. the u.s. attorney's office denies that claim. >>> several people are hurt this morning after a police chase ends with a shooting in san francisco. police say a stolen town car tried to get away from officers near the intersection of eddy and jones streets. after a short chase t car swerved on to the sidewalk to avoid spike strips. one officer shot at the car which kept going before crashing into a taxi and two other cars. the suspect is now under arrest, four other people are hurt. >>> we'll take a look at the forecast. >>> 9:28. welcome back. taking a live look at the hills in sunol. beautiful clear sky overhead. we need the rain to keep these hills green and it's on the way. but not before we get to 80 in some places. 45 degrees in san jose, 44 in gilroy. look at santa rosa, they're still at 35 degrees because we had a stubborn pocket of fog that hung out there all day. it's our tur
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